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Talk Me Out of It (700 RB)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by unbridled, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. unbridled


    May 26, 2005
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    The one pawnshop in town that doesn't overprice year has a very clean GK 700RB for $180. Everything works, and it sounds great.

    I don't really need it, as the tone from my Music Man HD150 is good and it's loud enough. However, I kind of want it... Just because.

    The fact that the store has layaway makes it worse.

    Buy it and use it?
    Buy it and try to turn a profit?
    Walk away and be happy?
    Hope someone else buys it?
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  2. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Buy it. They sound awesome and they have a unique character that other amps don't. Definitely worth having in the arsenal.
  3. One of the best amps out there at a third off their regular cost. I can't believe we are even having this conversation.

    It's on my short list as well. I have an RB400 and absolutely love it.
    murphy, BrentSimons, REMBO and 5 others like this.
  4. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    Doooo eeet!
    murphy, BrentSimons, REMBO and 2 others like this.
  5. Just buy it. It's always nice to have a backup amp. I have a 700rb II and a 400rb. Both bought locally here at good prices.

    I'm always looking for more cheap GK gear just cause they're awesome workhorse amps. Looking to by the new fusion this year, hunting for an 800rb, also want one of those old 200rcb with chorus too. Why? Just cause hahaha
  6. Nick4496


    Apr 14, 2017
    Definitely buy it. I always look for cheap good quality gear that I can find useful myself or eventually turn around for some sort of profit.

    I guess we aren't doing a very good job of talking you out of it lol :laugh:
  7. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Wait... which version? Is it a I or a II? It makes a huge difference because...

    Just kidding, they're both excellent, and a steal at that price - even used they typically go for closer to $300 in good condition. Trust me, I've owned and gigged 3 of them! :laugh:

    Buy it and love it. :thumbsup:
  8. It is too big and heavy, do not buy it.

  9. unbridled


    May 26, 2005
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    V 1. Super clean.

    Yeah, it's a real boat anchor, @S-Bigbottom.
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  10. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    Oh man, so it has the looks too... ;)

    This one's the one I still have in my possession and will never part with.
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  11. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    At that price... yes, get it.
    Al Kraft, Artman and unbridled like this.
  12. joel406


    Dec 27, 2013
    If you don’t want it send me their phone number I’ll give them a credit card over the phone and take it myself.

    Please pm me.
  13. unbridled


    May 26, 2005
    Endorsing Artist-Compton Compensated Custom Bridges (for Gretsch 6ers)
    I'm pretty sure it's going on layaway today to at least buy me some time. (I just bought a bunch of other stuff) If I decide to not buy it, or don't need it, I definitely will.
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  14. micbass


    Jul 1, 2017
    McKinney, TX
    Where is this pawn shop of which you speak?
    sssmmike and Artman like this.

  15. Really. .? Heavy ?!!? While I'm not a real fan of em. . They do sound cool .... but I've never thought one to weigh lots. :speechless:
  16. You're asking the wrong crowd. Just buy it and get it over with!
    Al Kraft, unbridled and Artman like this.
  17. kpc


    Apr 6, 2011
    Buy it.....
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  18. Do it...Do it....Do it....DO IT NOW...BUY IT! :D
    SactoBass and unbridled like this.
  19. I'm done with obsolescence like that. Class D, my friend. Much easier to transport/ resell/ fit in your vehicle etc.
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  20. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    I'm pretty sure those weight references were tongue in cheek - thing weighs like 15lbs...

    Edit: 16.5

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    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
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